No Lingering Effects For Da’Quan Bowers

October 28th, 2012

Thursday night for the first time all season, Da’Quan Bowers suited up for the Bucs and took some snaps.

Bowers tore an Achilles working out at One Buc Palace in May, and Thursday marked a remarkable recovery by any standard. Before Bowers took off for Minneapolis with the team Wednesday, he told Joe he didn’t know if he would be activated or not (after a sitdown with Bucs coach Greg Schiano, he was activated.)

Bowers played exclusively at right defensive end and mainly on third down, sort of filling part of the void left by injured Adrian Clayborn. Despite his first game, and in some people’s eyes rushing back from a nasty injury, Bowers told Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune he was no worse for wear.

“There was no tentativeness there at all,” said Bowers, who was activated hours before kickoff. “I’d been on the field enough (in practice) so I wasn’t afraid to push or spin or turn or plant or anything.”

Bowers return sure helps replace Clayborn, thought Bowers, at least for a while, won’t be playing every play like Clayborn did.

At least Bowers gives the Bucs much-needed depth. Joe sure hopes Bowers isn’t pushing the envelope too much in trying to return to the field.

7 Responses to “No Lingering Effects For Da’Quan Bowers”

  1. Patrick Says:


  2. 1976Buc Says:

    Hopefully the injury was not as bad as first reported. A one year recovery is common.

  3. BigMacAttack Says:

    I want me some Bower’s jersey. XL

    Teowhatshisname had a pretty good game too.

  4. CanadianBucsFan Says:

    Bowers is a young man with great potential, so I’m pretty confident Schiano and Bowers himself will not take any risks and if his Achilles is not feeling the greatest or acting up.

  5. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Did it count as a sack when he touched Ponder who had fallen on the ball?

  6. Mike J Says:

    I wish we had had this sort of medical ability back when folks like Gale Sayers & Billy Sims got hurt.
    Kudos to Bowers, though, we probably can’t imagine the pain he went through in rehab. Plus the hard work.

  7. Pete 422 Says:

    @Miquel; Yes, that is a recorded sack (behind the line of scrimmage).